Harlequins forward Mathew Luamanu banned for three weeks after Sale sending off
Harlequins back row forward M athew Luamanu has been banned for three weeks after being sent off against Sale Sharks.
Luamanu was dismissed in Harlequins' 19-10 Aviva Premiership defeat on Friday for dangerously charging Sharks skipper Josh Beaumont.
The 27-year-old New Zealander pleaded guilty before a Rugby Football Union panel and has been banned until October 3.
Luamanu will miss Aviva Premiership games against Exeter Chiefs, Saracens and Wasps.
RFU disciplinary panel chairman Jerry Summers said: "The panel found that this was a reckless act by the player.
"However it was a forceful collision resulting in a concussion being sustained by Josh Beaumont which was taken in to account when finding this a mid-range offence.
"The player was thereafter given full mitigation reducing this to a three-week ban."